What do top athletes do that separate them from the herd? Other than natural ability combined with hard work? They are always searching for the “edge” for ways to improve – even fractions of a second for Lindsey Vonn in the downhill ski race can mean the difference between a gold medal and obscurity. ALL of these top performers today are diet fanatics and Lance Armstrong is even reported to weigh his food.

Dr. Brown’s fine peak performance tips:
(1) Optimize energy systems by supporting a healthy brain and intestinal flora. Probiotics and omega 3 fatty acids promote symbiosis between brain and gut.  Why do I associate brain and gut? Because most people with good brains have good guts. The gut is considered the 2nd brain and is responsible for 75% of your immune system. Immune compromised athletes rarely excel, not to mention that a leaky gut fails to deliver fuel to make the muscles work.

(2) Get as much fiber in your diet as possible. Regularity promotes optimal performance. Try beans, peas, legumes, apricots, raspberries, figs, plums, pears, apples, broccoli, cherries, bananas, brussels sprouts, coconuts, and baked potatoes (with skin).

(3) Get 8 hours of sleep EVERY night. Some studies (and my personal experience) show that the hours slept before midnight are worth twice as much as after.

(4) Turn on your brain and central nervous system with chiropractic adjustments and massage. Top performers such as Joe Montana, Tiger Woods, and Lance Armstrong keep their edge with regular adjustments and freely admit that they could not perform at the highest level without spinal and extremity adjustments.

(5) Limit alcohol. No explanation needed

(6) Thank you for not smoking!

(7) Eliminate stress. Chill out – literally. Read spiritual or inspirational literature before going to sleep and NEVER watch the (bad) news that starts at 11 pm every night.

If you have wondered if chiropractic can help  you reach your athletic potential, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

Call us today at Brown Chiropractic Neurology (303) 986-7600 for a free consultation. We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Golden, Morrison, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, and Evergreen, Colorado (CO).

Denver/Lakewood Chiropractor

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Low levels of the thyroid hormone T3 (triiodothyronine) are now believed to be associated with Cardiovascular Disease. Research indicates that T3 levels exert direct and acute effects on the resistance of heart vessels by enhancing endothelial (the lining of the blood vessels) function and the ability of norepinephrine (noradrenaline) to induce vasoconstriction (narrowing of the blood vessels). Studies strongly indicate the primary role of T3 levels on the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Subclinical Hypothyroidism is related to Cardiovascular Disease, and by subclinical we mean that the individual does not have the characteristic symptoms of hypothyroidism – yet. Those with subclinical hypothyroidism have been found to have endothelial dysfunction resulting from and loss of nitiric oxide ( which participates in chemical signaling functions).

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, we look at health through the windows of the central nervous system (a complete neurological exam) and the metabolic systems (through blood, saliva, stool, etc analysis). So many symptoms mimic so many diseases, and only by a thorough analysis can the root cause be discovered.

If you have wondered if chiropractic natural nutritional approaches can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself Dr. Scott Brown.

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, and in functional medicine, we look at your cholesterol (lipid) panels thoroughly (not just total cholesterol) to determine the best diet and supplement regimen for you. Call us today at (303) 986-7600.

We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, Golden, Morrison, Evergreen, Wheat Ridge Colorado (CO).

Denver/ Lakewood Chiropractor

Hi, I’m Scott Brown DC, DABCN, FACFN, Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and wellness doctor. There are less than 1000 doctors world wide who have obtained this recognition.I specialize in optimizing function of what I consider the 3 most important components of health: brain (neurology), spine (nerve function), and metabolic function (thyroid, liver, blood sugar/insulin, adrenals, etc.).

My neurology practice consists of rehabilitating Vertigo, Balance, Movement, Cognitive/Memory, Mood, Learning, Sleep, Developmental, Autistic Spectrum, Spinal Cord, Fibromyalgia and Brain Trauma disorders – to name a few.

My spinal practice consists of rehabilitation of Musculo-skeletal, Neck, Back, Hip, Headache, Migraine, Extremity, Carpal Tunnel, Tennis Elbow, Rotator Cuff, Sciatica, and Thoracic Outlet disorders – to name a few.

My metabolic practice emphasizes support and prevention of blood sugar (Hypoglycemia, Insulin Resistance, and Diabetes), Thyroid (Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism), Adrenal (Hyperadrenalism, Hypoadrenalism), Hormonal (male and female), Gastrointestinal, Kidney, Liver/Gall Bladder, Anemic, and AUTOIMMUNE  Disorders – to name a few.

We utilize cutting edge diagnostics and treatments with non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical brain based therapeutics. The procedures of chiropractic neurology are based on the intimate connection between the central nervous system and the musculoskeletal system mediated by sense receptors in muscles, eyes, ears, and nose. Modalities used include but are not limited to: proprioceptive (touch) stimulation, spinal adjustments, visual (eye exercises and light) stimulation, auditory (music and Interactive Metronome), olfactory (smell) stimulation, and cognitive  therapies. Physical therapies include: cold laser, hydrotherapy, EMS, oxygen therapy, and vibration.

The high impact field of chiropractic neurology was the subject of the PBS special AMAZING HEALERS called ” Waking Up The Brain”  The CD is available through our office.

Denver/ Lakewood Chiropractor

Why do mothers get adjustments during pregnancy? There are three trimesters in pregnancy that can be broken down into 4 stages. Each stage must progress without nervous system disturbance  in order to have a comfortable delivery for mom and to deliver a healthy baby. Chiropractic adjustments stimulate brain function by powerfully activating muscle spindles and joint mechanoreceptors (proprioception) which have the greatest sensory input  of all sensory modalities (sight, hearing, smell)  into brain function. the brain and central nervous system controls all bodily function including hormonal changes and fetal development. STAGE 1 Preconception: chiropractic care prior to conception helps regulate menstrual function. It promotes strength and balance to support pregnancy. Stage 2 Pregnancy: regular adjustments during pregnancny maintain flexibility and balance,  help prevent morning sickness, and help position the baby for optimal birthing position. Stage 3 Labor : Mothers under chiropractic care need less high tech and invasive procedures, report shorter less problematic births, and babies that move more easily through the birth canal. Stage 4 Post delivery: The less stress on the mothers nervous system the less stress on the baby’s spine. Breast feeding can be a problem if a baby with a stressed spine cannot turn his head to feed.

Schedule a chiropractic neurology check up for yourself if you are planning pregnancy or are pregnant or if you have a newborn. Relax, the adjustments that babies receive are gentle and different from those that you get.  A baby’s spine doesn’t have the chronic instability and muscle tightness of adults so the energy needed to adjust them is considerably less. Are adjustments safe? YES.

Denver/ Lakewood Chiropractor